Rodeway Inn Opens In Charleston Travel Plaza

N. CHARLESTON, S.C. (July 2, 2002) A 132-room Rodeway Inn located at 2355 Aviation Avenue (exit 211 of I-26) in the new $9 million Charleston Travel Plaza is now open.

The Rodeway Inn offers a great location with comfortable rooms, a budget price and easy access to Charleston historic sites and all points in the area,” said Craig Welch, general manager.

The Rodeway Inn, formerly operated as the Sea Grass Inn, recently underwent a $700,000 renovation which included painting and re-carpeting all rooms, painting the exterior of the hotel and adding decorative cast iron railings and colorful canopies to balconies to replicate the look of historic downtown Charleston.

Guest rooms are decorated in an old Charleston theme. Each room and suite features one king or two double or queen size beds, desk, remote-control cable TV and telephone. Each suite also features a pull-out sofa bed, stove, microwave and refrigerator.

The Rodeway Inn in North Charleston also features the Rodeway Choice Room, a special room designed for senior citizens. The Rodeway Choice Room features brighter lighting, telephones and television remote controls with large buttons, lever-handles on doors and faucets, alarm clocks with large easy-to-read numbers, large print on in-room brochures, coffee makers, shower massagers or hand-held showerheads and grab bars in bathtubs.


Rooms for individuals with disabilities also are available.

Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, sun deck, guest laundry, exterior corridors, lighted outdoor parking and a 24-hour security person. Hotel guests also enjoy convenient access to other businesses located in the Charleston Travel Plaza, including a Waffle House, TCBY, Krispy Kreme Donuts, Pizza Hut Express, convenience store, video game center, ATM, Laundromat, Federal Express and U.S. Mail service. In addition, a 24-hour Charleston Sweetgrass Diner is expected to open in November 2002.

The hotel offers a free copy of USA Today and complimentary continental breakfast consisting of assorted pastries, English muffins, juice, coffee, tea and milk.

Room rates currently begin at $ 43.95. Children, ages 18 and under, stay for free when accompanied by an adult.

Discounts are available when booked in advance for seniors, American Automobile Association members, business travelers, government and military personnel and groups.

The Rodeway Inn in North Charleston is owned and operated by CTP Partners, LLC.

The Rodeway Inn is six miles from downtown Charleston, historic plantations and gardens. The Isle of Palms and Foley Beach are 12 miles from the hotel. Kiawah Island is 25 miles away.

Rodeway Inn brand hotels participate in EA$Y CHOICE, a frequent traveler promotion that offers guests free lodging or frequent flier miles from participating airlines.

The Rodeway Inn hotel brand is franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), one of the world`s largest lodging franchisors. There currently are 142 Rodeway Inn hotels open and 19 under development worldwide.

For reservations at any Rodeway Inn hotel worldwide, contact Choice`s toll-free reservation service at (800)-4CHOICE or visit on the Internet. Rooms at the Rodeway Inn in North Charleston may also be booked by contacting the hotel directly at (843) 744-4900. Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, MainStay Suites and EA$Y CHOICE are registered trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.